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Inner Strength

Repeat After Me: 'I Am My Own Hero'

Fiona Finn | Posted 07.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Fiona Finn

As a kid, I believed not only in heroes, but superheroes. Maybe because believing in another person who was stronger than me made me feel a little less vulnerable, and a lot more secure. But as soon as I became an adult I realized that none of us ever outgrows vulnerability.

Now That I'm No Longer A Girlfriend

Lexi Herrick | Posted 06.03.2014 | Women
Lexi Herrick

I thought I couldn't be me without him. I thought I couldn't be me without someone else. What I didn't understand was that I shouldn't have to be someone's girlfriend to be "someone" to myself.

30 Life Lessons I Learned By Age 30

Susie Moore | Posted 07.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Susie Moore

Some days I feel young enough to be a little foolish now and then and at other times, I think I am old enough to know better.

Peaceful Words of God

Antoinette Tuff | Posted 06.30.2014 | Religion
Antoinette Tuff

It is important that we bring the words of God into our lives, because if we don't, we may only hear the words of the enemy.

Life With a Twist -- #ParadigmShifts

Deb Carlin Polhill | Posted 06.09.2014 | Fifty
Deb Carlin Polhill

I have always believed that our reality is formed by our perception, and our perception is the way we choose to see things. Well, I choose to see age and getting older as something beautiful.

Four Common Situations Where Mindfulness Saves the Day

Eden Kozlowski | Posted 06.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Eden Kozlowski

Being mindful is like being a very calm sports announcer -- being aware of the play-by-plays of life yet not getting too wrapped up.

Surrounded by Angels

Hannah Foxley | Posted 05.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Hannah Foxley

Today I have realized that I am surrounded by angels. They have appeared over the past year in many different guises, but nevertheless I feel that the...

So Here's the Deal

Hannah Foxley | Posted 05.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Hannah Foxley

Yesterday was a bit of a roller coaster. I started the day in a very dark place, crying for much of the morning and feeling terrified about my mortali...

A New Battle Has Begun....

Hannah Foxley | Posted 05.04.2014 | Women
Hannah Foxley

I woke this morning feeling very apprehensive about the news I was about to get, my gut instinct was telling me that I probably had cancer in my liver. I ate some breakfast and then was immediately sick, which I think was because I knew I was about to get bad news.

Annieta: Detroit, September 2010

Robert G. Zuckerman | Posted 03.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert G. Zuckerman

I enter the parking garage's front office to make a complaint about a food delivery person who improperly parked in the disabled area. I tell the y...

How To Survive The Tough Times, From Martha Stewart (VIDEO)

Posted 12.02.2013 | MarloThomas

How does Martha Stewart overcome tough times? Martha says that two especially tough times in her own life were her divorce, and the legal problem whic...

How We Can Find the Strength to Go On After a Seemingly-Horrific Incident Occurs

Gregg McBride | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Gregg McBride

One of my dad's favorite sayings has always been, "Hindsight is always 20/20." And you can bet that I rolled my eyes every time I heard him say it as I grew up. But looking back on this experience with a year's worth of hindsight tells me my dad was absolutely right to always remind me of that.

10 Ways To Cultivate Inner Strength

Dr. Karin L. Smithson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karin L. Smithson

Since part of survival is accepting that you cannot change outside circumstances or people, it is imperative to accept and feel empowered by the realization that you can transform yourself. It's a super power.

11 Daily Rituals for Self-Empowerment

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

Daily life can drag us down and make us weary of our circumstances. The repetition of routine becomes mundane and mediocre, and we often wonder where to turn for a bit of liberating distraction. So what would you do if you discovered your fountain of inner energy? You can unlock your own unique force through daily exercises aimed at establishing your tenacity and capacity.

WATCH: How I Found Strength In My Diabetes Diagnosis

Posted 10.10.2013 | Healthy Living

A new diagnosis can be overwhelming and traumatic, but some people find that they can use their health crisis as an opportunity to tap into their inne...

Helene Lerner: Move Through Fear and Experience the Extraordinary

Helene Lerner | Posted 10.27.2013 | Women
Helene Lerner

I started out, walking briskly, crossed the road to the trail, but my fear accompanied me. I couldn't shake it. I practiced "mindful walking" to open my senses and focused on what was before me. I heard the sounds of the crow and smelled the aroma of the trees and fresh moss.

10 Most Fearless Women I've Met

Dr. Terri Kennedy | Posted 09.07.2013 | Women
Dr. Terri Kennedy

Fearlessness is a quality of spirit that enables you to walk an uncharted path and push forward, no matter what obstacles you face. I'm quite grateful to have met extraordinary women from a range of fields who have worked fearlessly for freedom and equality.

Brenda: Northwestern Pennsylvania, September 2009

Robert G. Zuckerman | Posted 08.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert G. Zuckerman

"So long, it was nice meeting you," I say. "You too," she says, and once again, my day and life are enriched by having taken a few moments to hear someone's story.

Imagine a World Without ALS

Nell Tredway Hardy | Posted 08.20.2013 | Impact
Nell Tredway Hardy

For anyone out there who donates to find a cure, thank you! This is about living, taking the next step, beating the odds. Fifteen people are diagnosed with ALS every day. Don't let this disease happen to you or your spouse. Or your neighbor. Or your child. The cure is closer than ever.

Mother's Day: Lessons From a Year of Hell

Randy Taran | Posted 07.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Randy Taran

This Mother's Day has given me a new perspective on the stages of life, the inner strength that can be called upon even in the toughest of times, and most importantly, the enduring power of love.

What Marathon Runners Can Teach Us About Coping With Suffering

Karen M. Wyatt, M.D. | Posted 06.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Karen M. Wyatt, M.D.

Having run two marathons in the past, I know firsthand the dedication and inner fortitude it requires to train for and complete a marathon. What marathon runners know about suffering can help us all learn how to cope with this tragedy and rise above it.

The One Realization That Changed My Outlook On Life

Allison Berkowitz | Posted 06.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Allison Berkowitz

No two people deal with stres the same -- and as I'm seeing now -- and many people don't deal at all. And you know what? It's all good. I believe we all get where we need to go eventually.

Pole Vaulting and Spiritual Knowing

Anthony Strano | Posted 06.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Anthony Strano

One aim of meditation is to develop inner strength through attention to practice. Practice is to observe and to take the opportunity to transform knowledge into an experience that helps us in our daily life.

Can Resilience Be Learned?

Alex Lickerman, M.D. | Posted 04.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Alex Lickerman, M.D.

An undefeated mind isn't one that never feels discouraged or despairing; it's one that continues on in spite of it.

WATCH: The 3 Ways We Handle Pressure

Brian C. Johnson | Posted 04.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Brian C. Johnson

It's time to strengthen ourselves and move from being fragile to being robust to being antifragile. As Nassim Taleb tells us: "Wind extinguishes a candle and energizes the fire."